Mgr. le Duc de Chartres et Me. le Duc de Fitz Jame signet le Procès Verbal quí constate l'arrivée de MM. Charles et Robert dans la Prairie de Nesle près d'Hedouville.


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National Air and Space Museum

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Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Print, Etching on Paper, Uncolored


  • Mat: 30.5 × 25.4cm (12 × 10 in.)
  • Unmatted: 22.9 × 15.2cm (9 × 6 in.)

Physical Description

  • Uncolored etching of the landing of the Balloon flown by J.A.C. Charles and M.N. Robert on December 1, 1783. The pair remained aloft for two hours and traveled from the gardens of the Tuilleries to Nesle-la-Vallee near Hedouville. The Dukes of Chartres and Fitz James had chased the balloon from Paris, and are shown signing a "Proces Verbal" confirming the success of the flight. Title and caption in French below the image.
  • 'T. Sergens del. & lc. aqua forli.'


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